Dirk R. Budd has been named Chief of Police for SUNY Oneonta. Budd replaces Acting Chief William Henn. Henn will return to his former role as assistant chief.

"I am pleased that our search for a new Chief has resulted in such a talented and experienced individual as Chief Budd,” SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle said in a statement received by CNY News.

Budd has a long career in law enforcement.

His first job as a cop was with the Kansas City police department in 1995. He was briefly with the New York City police department, graduating from the NYPD academy in 1998. Then from 2000 until 2019 Budd served with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.

He has extensive training in criminal investigation, police supervision, internal affairs, media relations, and crisis management. Additionally, Budd has experience in law enforcement response to mental health crises and is a trained crisis negotiator.

He will supervise all functions of the University Police Department including law enforcement, dispatch, emergency management, parking, and administrative support.

Budd starts his new assignment August 15th.

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